System and method for determining implanted device positioning and obtaining pressure data

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7775215
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A sense head comprises a plurality of coils and a needle window. The sense head is operable to receive RF signals communicated from a needle target such as an injection port located within a patient. A user interface is configured to visually display an indication to a user relating to the positioning and orientation of the sense head relative to the needle target. The positioning and orientation may be determined based on RF signals received by the coils in the sense head. With the sense head positioned based on information provided through the visual display, the user may insert a needle through the needle window to reach the needle target. The sense head may also receive communications relating to the pressure of fluid in an implanted device. The user interface may further display information relating to the fluid pressure in the implanted device.

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1240

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Dlugos, Daniel F Morrow, US 65 2960
Ferreri, Annie L Loveland, US 2 311
Hassler,, Jr William L Cincinnati, US 20 835
Holscher, Russell L West Chester, US 8 1058
Weaner, Lauren S Beavercreek, US 37 2216

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4378809 Audio-telemetric pressure sensing systems and methods 77 1980
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4494950 Plural module medication delivery system 1132 1982
4571749 Manually actuated hydraulic sphincter 107 1982
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5687734 Flexible patient monitoring system featuring a multiport transmitter 536 1994
 
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4347851 Vital signs monitor 150 1980
 
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5184619 Intrauterine pressure and fetal heart rate sensor 79 1987
 
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4303075 Method and apparatus for maximizing stroke volume through atrioventricular pacing using implanted cardioverter/pacer 118 1980
 
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5139484 Ambulatory syringe-pusher device for parenteral injections with output servo-controlled by the contents of the syringe 65 1990
 
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5156972 Analyte specific chemical sensor with a ligand and an analogue bound on the sensing surface 98 1990
 
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5545214 Endovascular aortic valve replacement 569 1994
6168614 Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body 714 1998
6582462 Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prosthesis 387 2000
 
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5504474 Tag for electronic personnel monitoring 89 1994
 
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6430444 Transcutaneous energy transfer device 87 2000
 
TOKOS MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
4738268 Relative time clock 73 1987
 
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4515750 Sealing coupling 28 1982
 
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4516866 Printing apparatus 39 1982
5012286 Image forming apparatus having device for detecting concentration of developing agent 61 1988
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4997556 Oil filter I 66 1989
 
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4779626 Method and apparatus for compensating for transducer position in blood pressure monitoring system 43 1986
 
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4796641 Device and method for chronic in-vivo measurement of internal body pressure 121 1987
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4660568 Telemetric differential pressure sensing system and method therefore 130 1981
4593703 Telemetric differential pressure sensor with the improvement of a conductive shorted loop tuning element and a resonant circuit 120 1984
 
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4450946 Press speed control and indication system 9 1982
 
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ROSLIN, MITCHELL STEVEN (1)
2006/0235,448 Artificial gastric valve 98 2006
 
IMPERIAL COLLEGE INNOVATIONS LIMITED (1)
6682480 Monitoring treatment using implantable telemetric sensors 68 2001
 
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4605354 Slip sensitive robot gripper system 46 1984
4757463 Fault isolation for vehicle using a multifunction test probe 124 1986
5796827 System and method for near-field human-body coupling for encrypted communication with identification cards 252 1996
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4941718 Concealed retractable housings 61 1988
 
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4905698 Method and apparatus for catheter location determination 274 1988
 
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4356486 Telemetering system for operating room and the like 52 1980
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (1)
5461390 Locator device useful for house arrest and stalker detection 475 1994
 
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4557269 Disposable transducer apparatus for an electromanometry system 69 1983
 
Leslie Hartridge Limited (1)
4497201 Phase-angle checking apparatus 33 1983
 
Biomagnetic Technologies, Inc. (1)
4977896 Analysis of biological signals using data from arrays of sensors 56 1989
 
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5246008 Method for monitoring a patient for rejection reactions to an implanted heart 116 1992
 
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2006/0157,701 Integrated sensor chip unit 31 2006
 
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5383915 Wireless programmer/repeater system for an implanted medical device 171 1993
 
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4428228 Testing arrangements for multi-testing injection nozzles 43 1981
4430899 Fluid pressure sensor, particularly diesel engine injection pump pressure sensor 44 1982
4587840 Pressure sensor for installation in a wall element subjected to pressure of a fluid medium, such as a hydraulic pressure line, e.g. in diesel fuel injection systems 34 1984
4571161 Pump/nozzle unit for fuel injection in internal combustion engines 40 1985
4940037 Fuel injection system for internal combustion engines 53 1989
4954677 Tire pressure sensor for motor vehicles 45 1989
5402944 Electrically controlled fuel injection pump for internal combustion engines in particular unit fuel injector 29 1991
5715786 Device for detecting leakage in a fuel supply 59 1997
 
KEY OCEAN SERVICES, INC., A CORP. OF TEXAS (2)
4698038 Vessel mooring system and method for its installation 43 1984
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5326249 Apparatus for bending lamellar workpieces 32 1993
 
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4393951 Measuring device of the useful load and of the load on the axles of a truck 43 1981
 
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5702431 Enhanced transcutaneous recharging system for battery powered implantable medical device 245 1996
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5836886 Catheter having a sensor 76 1996
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4722348 Catheter tip pressure transducer 83 1986
 
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4745541 Method and apparatus for process control 50 1986
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2004/0193,045 Spinal fluid introduction 31 2004
 
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4687530 Method of and apparatus for lining a pipe insulating shell consisting of mineral fibers with a foil 30 1986
 
HEBEL AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5513945 Apparatus for removing the upper waste layer resulting in cutting plastic porous concrete blocks or the like 29 1994
 
Medicorp Research Laboratory Corporation (1)
4697574 Pump for assistance in circulation 144 1986
 
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4978338 Implantable infusion apparatus 180 1988
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4606419 Truck mounted load scale 41 1984
 
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4820265 Tubing set 204 1986
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
4499691 Jet pump beam bolt retainer cutter 33 1982
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5686831 Gauge with reversible display screen 31 1996
 
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5810841 Energy guided apparatus and method with indication of alignment 47 1997
 
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4683850 Oil sumps for internal combustion engines 38 1986
 
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4712562 Outpatient monitoring systems 201 1986
 
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5479818 Process for detecting fouling of an axial compressor 38 1994
5594665 Process and device for monitoring and for controlling of a compressor 68 1994
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5612497 Adaptor for monitoring a pressure sensor to a gas turbine housing 47 1994
 
BIOMEDICAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION (1)
4431009 Apparatus for measuring blood pressure 68 1981
 
BIOMED SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
6640137 Biothermal power source for implantable devices 90 2002
 
G.N.A. CORPORATION, 2601 EAST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, SUITE 403, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33309, A CORP OF FLORIDA (1)
4515004 Welded wire fabric bending apparatus and method 35 1982
 
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5188106 Method and apparatus for chronically monitoring the hemodynamic state of a patient using doppler ultrasound 230 1991
 
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6015386 System including an implantable device and methods of use for determining blood pressure and other blood parameters of a living being 126 1998
 
IABP CORPORATION (1)
4473067 Introducer assembly for intra-aortic balloons and the like incorporating a sliding, blood-tight seal 159 1982
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (2)
6641610 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 80 1999
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4327804 Geothermal well head assembly 30 1980
 
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4466290 Apparatus for conveying fluid pressures to a differential pressure transducer 101 1981
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (4)
4971251 Spray gun with disposable liquid handling portion 103 1989
5078139 Biomedical electrode construction 30 1990
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5077870 Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 285 1990
 
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6605112 Device for regulating the flow of blood through the blood system 286 2000
6673109 Replacement atrioventricular heart valve 279 2001
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6719788 Replacement atrioventricular heart valve 120 2002
6719789 Replacement heart valve 400 2002
6979350 Methods for regulating the flow of blood through the blood system 170 2003
 
JETCOR, INC. (1)
5280789 Apparatus and method for measuring fluid pressure in a medical patient 54 1992
 
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4934369 Intravascular blood parameter measurement system 327 1989
 
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5218957 Multi-layered transtracheal catheter 92 1990
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7143462 Oral care implement 116 2004
 
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6682559 Prosthetic heart valve 395 2001
 
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5263981 Implantable penile prosthesis 54 1992
 
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5411552 Valve prothesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prothesis 992 1994
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Showa Tool Co., Ltd. (1)
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5584803 System for cardiac procedures 454 1994
5558644 Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest 201 1995
5792094 Method of delivering cardioplegic fluid to a patient's heart 149 1995
5765568 Catheter system and method for venting the left ventricle 121 1995
5810757 Catheter system and method for total isolation of the heart 142 1995
5800375 Catheter system and method for providing cardiopulmonary bypass pump support during heart surgery 132 1995
5879499 Method of manufacture of a multi-lumen catheter 225 1996
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6482171 Multi-lumen catheter 57 1997
5738652 Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest 66 1997
5814016 Endovascular system for arresting the heart 338 1997
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6932792 Antegrade cardioplegia catheter and method 63 2000
6733525 Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 474 2001
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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (1)
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5523740 Wearable transmitter assembly 59 1995
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BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD. (1)
5993395 Pressure transducer apparatus with disposable dome 47 1996
 
Setra Systems, Inc. (1)
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SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
4873677 Charging apparatus for an electronic device 105 1988
 
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6015387 Implantation devices for monitoring and regulating blood flow 165 1998
6309350 Pressure/temperature/monitor device for heart implantation 178 1999
6645143 Pressure/temperature/flow monitor device for vascular implantation 127 2001
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
5795325 Methods and apparatus for anchoring an occluding member 238 1995
 
NIDUS MEDICAL, LLC (1)
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4741345 Continuous flow tissue pressure measurement 31 1986
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N V (1)
5085224 Portable signalling unit for an EKG 87 1990
 
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (1)
4674457 Dry sump crankcase 57 1986
 
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5545140 Syringe plunger driver 142 1994
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6890300 Implantable microscale pressure sensor system for pressure monitoring and management 77 2003
 
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5085258 Fuel dispensing nozzle improvement 36 1990
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6682503 Anti-reflux valve interconnected with a catheter 26 2001
 
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4447224 Variable flow implantable infusion apparatus 255 1982
 
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4600855 Piezoelectric apparatus for measuring bodily fluid pressure within a conduit 106 1985
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5304112 Stress reduction system and method 211 1991
 
PACESETTER SYSTEMS, INC., A CORP OF CA. (2)
4562751 Solenoid drive apparatus for an external infusion pump 407 1984
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MILACRON LLC (1)
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6554698 Fan one way air valve 26 2000
 
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SCOTT PAPER COMPANY (1)
4365425 Controlled curing of air-permeable bonded webs 31 1981
 
Pacesetter, Inc. (22)
4361153 Implant telemetry system 227 1980
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4895151 Apparatus and method for therapy adjustment in implantable 60 1987
4869252 Apparatus and method for controlling pulse energy in antitachyarrhythmia and bradycardia pacing device 92 1988
5010893 Motion sensor for implanted medical device 90 1988
4944298 Atrial rate based programmable pacemaker with automatic mode switching means 375 1989
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5097831 Rate-responsive pacemaker with circuitry for processing multiple sensor inputs 85 1990
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5113869 Implantable ambulatory electrocardiogram monitor 817 1990
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5456690 System and method for fractal pulse defibrillation 30 1993
5593430 Bus system for interconnecting an implantable medical device with a plurality of sensors 179 1995
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6409674 Implantable sensor with wireless communication 511 1998
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PACESETTER AB (2)
4913147 Heart pacemaker system with shape-memory metal components 85 1987
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Saurer-Allma GmbH (1)
4418899 Pneumatically driven clamping device, in particular a machine vice 31 1981
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (5)
4332255 Shunt valve 78 1980
4387715 Shunt valve 65 1982
4604089 Pressure regulated irrigation system for arthroscopy 82 1983
4595390 Magnetically-adjustable cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve 118 1983
5928182 Pediatric programmable hydrocephalus valve 126 1997
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (1)
4618861 Passive activity monitor for livestock 89 1985
 
Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (1)
5181423 Apparatus for sensing and transmitting in a wireless manner a value to be measured 117 1991
 
Cardiac Resuscitator Corporation (1)
4473078 Cardiac arrhythmia analysis system 53 1982
 
GRASEBY MEDICAL LIMITED (1)
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THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (1)
5971934 Noninvasive method and apparatus for determining cardiac output 66 1997
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (12)
4529401 Ambulatory infusion pump having programmable parameters 471 1982
4686987 Biomedical method and apparatus for controlling the administration of therapy to a patient in response to changes in physiologic demand 249 1982
4773401 Physiologic control of pacemaker rate using pre-ejection interval as the controlling parameter 128 1987
5022395 Implantable cardiac device with dual clock control of microprocessor 64 1989
5107850 Method and apparatus for classifying and treating cardiac arrhythmias based on atrial and ventricular activity 212 1990
5313953 Implantable cardiac patient monitor 633 1992
5312452 Cardiac rhythm management device with automatic optimization of performance related pacing parameters 97 1992
5388578 Electrode system for use with an implantable cardiac patient monitor 261 1993
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UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III (1)
4738267 Implantable, intracranial-pressure sensor 68 1986
 
SIBEG GMBH (SICAN BETEILIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT) (1)
5951487 Intracorporeal measuring system 33 1997
 
CME TELEMETRIX INC. (1)
4958645 Multi-channel digital medical telemetry system 259 1988
 
SOCIETE TERACOR (1)
5352180 Method and apparatus for regulating the flow rate of a periodic flow heart prosthesis 66 1992
 
HÖLSCHER, UVO (1)
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Stereotaxis, Inc. (1)
6505062 Method for locating magnetic implant by source field 125 1998
 
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6106551 Communication method for implantable medical device 52 1997
 
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4691694 Muscle exercise and rehabilitation apparatus 144 1986
 
BIODEX MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5209223 Single chair muscle exercise and rehabilitation apparatus 69 1992
 
R.S. Medical Monitoring Ltd. (2)
5732710 Method and device for stable impedance plethysmography 82 1996
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PT SUB, INC. (1)
4537129 Offset printing blanket 43 1984
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoh Shokki Seisakusho (1)
4520443 Control device for loading and unloading mechanism 58 1982
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
5048060 Digital signal receiving circuit with means for controlling a baud rate sampling phase by a power of sampled signals 54 1988
 
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CARDIOMEMS, INC. (1)
2005/0187,482 Implantable wireless sensor 113 2004
 
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4328654 Bag closing apparatus 29 1980
 
BC ACQUISTION CORP., A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE (1)
5186224 Filling device 28 1991
 
Taracan Pty Ltd. (1)
5207429 Club aiming unit 68 1992
 
TEKNA (1)
4794803 Decompression and air consumption computer 27 1987
 
VIDEOJET SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4620807 Article transport for printers 65 1985
 
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7109933 Wearable jacket having communication function, and endoscope system employing wearable jacket 29 2005
 
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4886392 Press-fit structure of a shaft 63 1987
 
Hospira, Inc. (2)
5378231 Automated drug infusion system 176 1992
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4499750 Drawing device for presses with mechanically driven drawing ram 40 1983
4896594 Drawing installation for a press 31 1987
 
Mikroker; Kisszovetkezet (1)
5042503 Process and apparatus for extended, non-invasive monitoring of uterine contractions 45 1990
 
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7018406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 535 2003
 
Lifesensors, Inc. (1)
6113553 Telemetric intracranial pressure monitoring system 104 1998
 
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NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION (1)
5036869 Medical wireless telemeter 74 1990
 
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4952928 Adaptable electronic monitoring and identification system 529 1988
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CATERPILLAR INC. (2)
4752658 Pressure checked electrical pressure switch 32 1987
5325834 Method of and conversion kit for converting an engine to hydraulically-actuated fuel injection system 53 1993
 
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4777953 Capillary filtration and collection method for long-term monitoring of blood constituents 419 1987
 
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2007/0067,206 Using commercial share of wallet to compile marketing company lists 86 2006
 
CIRCLE SEAL CONTROLS, INC. (1)
4407326 Valve actuating mechanism 32 1981
 
ITAMAR MEDICAL LTD. (1)
4798211 Diagnostic methods and apparatus employing monitoring of myocardial ischemia 59 1986
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
6573563 SOI semiconductor integrated circuit for eliminating floating body effects in SOI MOSFETs 32 2001
2006/0118,793 Thin film transistor array panel and method for manufacturing the same 18 2005
 
Rocky Mountain Research, Inc. (1)
5188604 Extra corporeal support system 67 1990
 
BIOCARDIA, INC. (1)
5551427 Implantable device for the effective elimination of cardiac arrhythmogenic sites 299 1995
 
HID CORPORATION (1)
4730188 Identification system 198 1985
 
SPACELABS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5337750 Automatic blood pressure monitor employing artifact rejection method and apparatus 57 1992
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (29)
5817093 Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument 641 1996
7144400 Gastric band introduction device 85 2003
2004/0254,537 Subcutaneous self attaching injection port with integral moveable retention members 182 2003
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2005/0240,156 Method of implanting a fluid injection port 73 2004
2005/0267,500 Metal bellows position feedback for hydraulic control of an adjustable gastric band 81 2004
2005/0288,740 Low frequency transcutaneous telemetry to implanted medical device 210 2004
2005/0288,741 Low frequency transcutaneous energy transfer to implanted medical device 144 2004
2005/0288,742 Transcutaneous energy transfer primary coil with a high aspect ferrite core 132 2004
2006/0161,186 Actuator for an implantable band 100 2005
2006/0189,887 Non-invasive measurement of fluid pressure in an adjustable gastric band 85 2005
2006/0189,888 Device for non-invasive measurement of fluid pressure in an adjustable restriction device 95 2005
2006/0217,668 Method of implanting a subcutaneous injection port having stabilizing elements 85 2005
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2006/0252,982 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safe remotely adjustable artificial sphincter 65 2005
2006/0293,625 Implantable medical device with cover and method 51 2005
2006/0293,626 Applier for implantable medical device 119 2005
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2007/0010,790 Injection port 52 2005
2008/0009,680 Remote monitoring and adjustment of a food intake restriction device 87 2005
2007/0027,356 ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATED GASTRIC BAND 91 2005
2006/0211,912 External pressure-based gastric band adjustment system and method 83 2006
2006/0211,913 Non-invasive pressure measurement in a fluid adjustable restrictive device 86 2006
2006/0211,914 System and method for determining implanted device positioning and obtaining pressure data 97 2006
2006/0199,997 Monitoring of a food intake restriction device 113 2006
2007/0167,672 Feedback Sensing for a Mechanical Restrictive Device 88 2007
2007/0208,313 METHOD OF IMPLANTING A FLUID INJECTION PORT 98 2007
2008/0250,340 GUI for an Implantable Restriction Device and a Data Logger 81 2008
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4803987 Temperature responsive controller for cardiac pacer 83 1986
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
2005/0288,739 Medical implant having closed loop transcutaneous energy transfer (TET) power transfer regulation circuitry 219 2004
 
SULZER MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGY LTD. (1)
2003/0037,591 Vessel prosthesis with a measuring point 26 2002
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (2)
6587709 Method of and imaging ultrasound system for determining the position of a catheter 60 2002
6718200 Wearable body-fat sensor 45 2002
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5875953 Method and apparatus for effecting interference fit of two parts by accelerating the part or parts 30 1996
 
WALSH, JOHN K., 59 LOCKWOOD DRIVE, WALDWICK, NEW JERSEY 07463 (1)
4571995 Digital readout indicator of oxygen usage, pressure and flow 48 1984
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO (2)
4471786 Telemetering intracranial pressure transducer 117 1982
4484135 Hematocrit measuring instrument 52 1982
 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (2)
4408597 Prosthetic occlusive device for an internal passageway 93 1982
5173873 High speed magneto-resistive random access memory 132 1990
 
CHARTERED SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING LTD. (1)
6558994 Dual silicon-on-insulator device wafer die 28 2001
 
Hombak Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (1)
4706948 Centering and clamping apparatus for elongate round bodies of various diameter 30 1986
 
Oceanic USA (1)
4882678 Data sensing and processing device for scuba divers 55 1987
 
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (1)
6533733 Implantable device for in-vivo intracranial and cerebrospinal fluid pressure monitoring 116 1999
 
SCHERBATSKOY, TIMOTHY D., CO-TRUSTEES OF THE SCHERBATSKOY FAMILY TRUST (2)
4351037 Systems, apparatus and methods for measuring while drilling 91 1980
4553226 Systems, apparatus and methods for measuring while drilling 38 1982
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4471182 Single pole make make switch and pressure switch using same 29 1983
 
MEDICAL SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6796942 Device for measuring physical quantities, especially for measuring pressure in the eye 49 2002
 
Utah Medical Products, Inc. (6)
4576181 Disposable pressure transducer apparatus for medical use 93 1984
4610256 Pressure transducer 149 1984
4785822 Disposable intracompartmental pressure transducer 75 1987
5021046 Medical pressure sensing and display system 116 1988
5009662 Medical pressure sensing and display system 103 1989
5004472 Medical pressure sensing and display system 100 1990
 
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
5267942 Method for influencing physiological processes through physiologically interactive stimuli 98 1992
 
PROTHIA (1)
5425362 Fetal sensor device 156 1993
 
CYBERONICS, INC. (2)
2006/0247,719 Weight loss method and advice 89 2005
2006/0247,722 Noninvasively adjustable gastric band 151 2005
 
STANFORD SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5702368 System for cardiac procedures 284 1995
5885238 System for cardiac procedures 148 1995
 
AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
4513295 Method for recording medical information on a strip chart 47 1983
 
Auramo Oy (1)
5292219 Procedure and apparatus for the handling of loads 45 1992
 
GTE Valeron Corporation (1)
4622871 Cutting tool compensator for stationary machine tool 27 1984
 
NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (2)
5041826 Identification system 141 1990
5211129 Syringe-implantable identification transponder 129 1991
 
FULL VISION, INC. (1)
4638665 Tube bender 30 1985
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho (1)
4511974 Load condition indicating method and apparatus for forklift truck 90 1982
 
Atlas Copco Aktiebolag (1)
4724806 Lubricant circulation system 28 1987
 
MENTOR CORPORATION (2)
4592339 Gastric banding device 423 1985
4782826 Penile prosthesis 66 1987
 
ALGERNON PROMOTIONS,INC. (2)
5084699 Impedance matching coil assembly for an inductively coupled transponder 145 1989
5095309 Method and apparatus for modulating and detecting a subcarrier signal for an inductively coupled transponder 78 1989
 
ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. (1)
5096271 Drive assembly, power off retract 128 1991
 
VETCO GRAY INC. (1)
6360822 Casing annulus monitoring apparatus and method 58 2000
 
AOKI, SHIGETA (1)
4981426 Clamping mechanism in an injection molding machine 31 1988
 
Cardeon Corporation (2)
6059757 Single lumen catheter with controlled antegrade and retrograde flow 60 1996
6110145 Catheter system for surgical access and circulatory support of the heart 67 1998
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (2)
4838857 Medical infusion device 225 1987
5133358 Apparatus for rezeroing an in vivo pressure sensor and method for rezeroing 35 1990
 
Circuit Tree Medical, Inc. (1)
5716342 Non-invasive pressure sensor 41 1995
 
WALLACE & TIERNAN, INC. (1)
4759386 Electromechanical linear actuator 39 1987
 
Compagnie Generale de Materiel Orthopedique (1)
5211161 Three axis passive motion exerciser 75 1991
 
ZITEC AG (1)
4577512 Thread-tension meter 26 1984
 
BIOTEK (1)
4403984 System for demand-based adminstration of insulin 473 1980
 
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. (2)
4791318 MOS threshold control circuit 56 1987
6898690 Multi-tiered memory bank having different data buffer sizes with a programmable bank select 7 2003
 
REYNOLDS METALS COMPANY (1)
4581915 Hydraulic cup holder 27 1984
 
JOSTRA BENTLEY INC. (1)
4444498 Apparatus and method for measuring blood oxygen saturation 82 1982
 
METRAWATT GMBH (1)
4476721 Multi-purpose measuring device with a hinged display 41 1983
 
CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5026360 Clamping systems for two piece ostomy device 49 1990
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (6)
5019041 Balloon catheter inflation device 83 1988
5518504 Implantable sphincter system utilizing lifting means 123 1993
5545151 Catheter having hydrophobic properties 148 1994
5860938 Medical pressure sensing guide wire 87 1996
6443887 Switch based spontaneous inflation inhibitor in a pump for an inflation prosthesis 61 2000
6533719 Diaphragm based spontaneous inflation inhibitor in a pump for an inflatable prosthesis 61 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION (4)
6240316 Implantable microstimulation system for treatment of sleep apnea 354 1999
2002/0161,403 Deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of parkinson's disease or other disorders 17 2001
2002/0161,403 Deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of parkinson's disease or other disorders 17 2001
2002/0161,403 Deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of parkinson's disease or other disorders 17 2001
 
Kinetron B.V. (1)
4644246 Electric power supply system for portable miniature size power consuming devices 45 1985
 
ITREC B.V. (1)
7021402 Method for using a multipurpose unit with multipurpose tower and a surface blow out preventer 39 2004
 
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4834731 Ostomy appliance and convex pressure ring assembly therefor 60 1987
 
Ergonomic Design Specialties, Inc. (1)
6234745 Container destacking and transfer apparatus 30 2000
 
HITACHI, LTD. (3)
4364276 Differential pressure measuring transducer assembly 45 1980
4870258 Page turning apparatus 37 1987
4772896 Booklet printing apparatus 27 1987
 
SIEMENS ELEMA AB (4)
5003975 Automatic electrode configuration of an implantable pacemaker 208 1989
5416372 Induction type motion sensor 25 1993
5507737 Apparatus for determining the volume of a bellows reservoir for medication in an implantable infusion system 72 1994
5615671 Processes and devices for continuously monitoring levels of analyte 197 1996
 
AKZO NOBEL N.V. (1)
5622869 Method of detecting an obstruction in a fluid flow line of a medical laboratory instrument 28 1995
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL LUXEMBOURG HOLDINGS II S.A.R.L. ("SJM LUX II") (1)
2006/0235,310 Method of manufacturing an implantable wireless sensor 44 2006
 
TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG (1)
4602541 Punch press with means for rotating the workpiece and method of using same and tooling therefor 40 1984
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (2)
5855601 Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same 1018 1996
6269819 Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair 344 1999
 
Medical Engineering Corporation (6)
4342308 Penile erectile system 110 1980
4360010 Penile prosthesis 72 1981
4574792 Penile erectile system 51 1984
4823779 Penile implant with compensator 31 1987
4863470 Identification marker for a breast prosthesis 207 1987
4898158 Penile implant with improved pressure relief valve 29 1988
 
Spinal Cord Society (1)
5314457 Regenerative electrical 197 1993
 
TORBOT GROUP, INC. (1)
4872869 Low profile ostomy device 75 1988
 
SIEMENS CORPORATION (2)
4678408 Solenoid drive apparatus for an external infusion pump 403 1985
5197322 Pressure reservoir filling process for an implantable medication infusion pump 215 1990
 
EATON CORPORATION (1)
5004873 Plural set point pressure responsive switching apparatus utilizing a single pressure sensing driver element 35 1989
 
TRACOR AEROSPACE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5626630 Medical telemetry system using an implanted passive transponder 296 1994
 
Basic Measuring Instruments (1)
5089979 Apparatus for digital calibration of detachable transducers 118 1989
 
FRESENIUS AG (3)
5176502 Syringe pump and the like for delivering medication 261 1990
5254096 Syringe pump with graphical display or error conditions 212 1992
5295967 Syringe pump having continuous pressure monitoring and display 144 1992
 
KULITE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS, A CORP. OF NJ (1)
4483196 Tubular transducer structures 42 1983
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4350970 Method for traffic determination in a routing and information system for individual motor vehicle traffic 134 1980
 
SCHIAPPARELLI MEDTRONIC S.P.A., AN ITALIAN COMPANY (1)
4576183 Electronic circuit for monitoring respiratory parameter for controlling operation of implantable medical device 65 1984
 
TELECOM MEDICAL, INC. (4)
5743267 System and method to monitor the heart of a patient 261 1995
5935078 Transdermal communication system and method 115 1996
5861018 Ultrasound transdermal communication system and method 239 1996
6076016 Galvanic transdermal conduction communication system and method 183 1997
 
CYBERKINETICS NEUROTECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2006/0058,627 Biological interface systems with wireless connection and related methods 109 2005
 
SIEMENS-BENDIX AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS LIMITED (1)
4840350 Electrically actuated EGR valve 37 1987
 
SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION (1)
5625946 Armature guide for an electromechanical fuel injector and method of assembly 44 1995
 
Obtech Medical AG (23)
5771903 Surgical method for reducing the food intake of a patient 143 1995
6102922 Surgical method and device for reducing the food intake of patient 330 1998
6067991 Mechanical food intake restriction device 288 1998
6210347 Remote control food intake restriction device 143 1998
6460543 Non-injection port food intake restriction device 207 1998
6454701 Heartburn and reflux disease treatment apparatus with energy transfer device 108 2000
6463935 Controlled heartburn and reflux disease treatment 115 2000
6450946 Food intake restriction with wireless energy transfer 295 2000
6454699 Food intake restriction with controlled wireless energy supply 206 2000
6461293 Controlled food intake restriction 163 2000
6482145 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 93 2000
6953429 Hydraulic urinary incontinence treatment apparatus 90 2001
7011624 Male impotence prosthesis apparatus with wireless energy supply 73 2001
6915165 Intestine dysfunction treatment apparatus 98 2001
2003/0066,536 Controlled food intake restriction 129 2002
2003/0032,857 Mechanical anal incontinence 86 2002
2003/0092,962 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 77 2002
2003/0088,148 Controlled anal incontinence disease treatment 69 2002
2003/0100,929 Controlled penile prosthesis 58 2002
2003/0105,385 Urinary incontinence treatment with wireless energy supply 85 2002
2003/0125,605 Controlled impotence treatment 56 2002
6709385 Urinary incontinence treatment apparatus 98 2002
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EMTEE ASSOCIATES, L.P. (1)
5406957 Electroencephalic neurofeedback apparatus for training and tracking of cognitive states 117 1993
 
COVIDIEN AG (1)
5348536 Coextruded catheter and method of forming 183 1993
 
ALLERGAN, INC. (1)
5833603 Implantable biosensing transponder 989 1996
 
SCI-WORX GMBH (1)
6083174 Implantable measuring unit for intracorporal measurement of patient data 68 1998
 
NMT NEUROSCIENCES (IP), INC. (2)
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9044298 Self-adjusting gastric band 1 2011
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9199069 Implantable injection port 0 2011
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8876694 Tube connector with a guiding tip 1 2011
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